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The Shape of Water takes top honors from Dallas-Fort Worth film critics

The Shape of Water takes top honors from DFW film critics

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water won five awards from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Director. Photo by Kerry Hayes, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman won the award for Best Actor for Darkest Hour. Photo by Jack English/Focus Features
Anthony Gonzalez and Ana Ofelia Murguia in Coco
Coco won the award for Best Animated Film. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour
Anthony Gonzalez and Ana Ofelia Murguia in Coco

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which our own Alex Bentley is a member, has voted The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017 as part of its 24th annual critics’ poll.

The fantasy romance starring Sally Hawkins was the big winner in the poll, also winning Best Actress for Hawkins, Best Director for Guillermo Del Toro, Best Cinematography, and Best Musical Score.

In order, the rest of the DFWFCA's top 10 movies of the year were The PostLady BirdCall Me by Your NameGet OutDunkirkThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriI, TonyaThe Florida Project; and Darkest Hour.

Other award winners include:

  • Best Actor: Gary Oldman — Darkest Hour
  • Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney — I, Tonya
  • Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The Square
  • Best Documentary: City of Ghosts
  • Best Animated Film: Coco
  • Russell Smith Award (best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film): The Florida Project

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 34 broadcast, print, and online journalists from North Texas.

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